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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Nasal Saline Irrigation for Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Vipan Gupta, Sunder Singh

Keywords : Nasal saline irrigation,Chronic rhinosinusitis,Isotonic saline,Allergic rhinitis

Citation Information : Gupta V, Singh S. Nasal Saline Irrigation for Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2010; 3 (3):145-147.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1050

Published Online: 01-12-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a very common disorder in ENT practice. There are many modalities available for the treatment and control of symptoms of allergic rhinosinusitis, varying from antihistamines, corticosteroids, mast cell stabilizers in oral and topical formulations.

Objective

The present study was planned to see the influence of nasal saline irrigation on symptomatology of chronic rhinosinusitis.

Design

Qualitative study using a questionnaire.

Methods

Nasal saline irrigation (NSI) was advised to 53 patients twice a day along with anti-allergic treatment. The control group consists of 47 allergic patients who received only anti-allergic treatment.

Results

The symptom score significantly (p < 0.001) improved in the group 1 patients using nasal saline irrigation along with anti-allergic treatment.

Conclusion

the results of the study suggest that concomitant use of NSI with anti-allergic treatment gives much more satisfactory results than with only anti-allergic treatment in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.


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